SML-137  Mary Had a Little Lamb


SML-137  Mary Had a Little Lamb

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reference numbers SML-137: Mary Had a Little Lamb (M)
SML-137A: Mary Had a Little Lamb (Lance 6403)
SML-137B: Mary Had a Little Lamb music box base (M)
description Mary, lamb and school house
dimensions height = 3 1/4 inches
topics and series Topics: Animals & Pets  Children  Folklore, etc.
Series: None
related items SML-138 (Cow Jumped over the Moon); SML-139 (Jack & Jill)
first issued/withdrawn/
discontinued forever
SML-137: (1949/1975/-)
SML-137A: (1976/1990/-)
SML-137B: (unknown)
private issue and/or limited edition & quantity not applicable
era first introduced. Marblehead
value range SML-137: 40/60
SML-137A: 35/45
SML-137B: Rare
auction notes none
comments/observations none

GENERAL INFORMATION. In 1949 Prescott Baston designed three nursery rhymes for "in the round."  They were planned to be placed on music boxes where they would rotate while a tune would play.  The plan never worked with the music box supplier and Baston sold them as popular figurines for over 30 years.
     "Mary Had a Little Lamb" portrays the original "Little Red School House" in Sudbury, Massachusetts where Mary and her lamb meet her teacher.

From The Sebastian Miniature Collection by Dr. Glenn S. Johnson.

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